The voyage to the dazzling land of Siam continues in The King and I, extended until May 2013 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater!
The King and I, the fifth masterpiece of the celebrated tandem of Rodgers and Hammerstein, is the story of a widowed English school teacher who travels to Siam to serve as tutor to the many children of the King. Anna’s task of introducing the kingdom to the modern world brings about disputes with the King whom he learned to respect and love over time.
Considered as one of the most beloved classics in theater, The King and I has garnered world-wide acclaim, including 5 Tony Awards for its original 1951 Broadway run, and 5 Academy Awards for its 1966 film adaptation. It is a story as beautifully intricate and multi-faceted as the culture it portrays, brought to life with timeless songs and melodies.
With musical numbers backed by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra and performances from the Philippine Ballet Theater, The King and I will be directed by premier concert and theater director Freddie Santos, with lead roles to be essayed by internationally renowned theater actors, Noni Buencamino / Bo Cerrudo (King) and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo / Shiela Valderrama (Anna).
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